About the Investment Competition

The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is a free, experiential investment challenge for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers. Students work in teams of four to seven, guided by a teacher as their advisor, and have access to an online stock market simulator. Together, they learn about strategy-building, teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company and industry analysis, and many other aspects of investing.

Competition Dates and Timeline

Registration for the 2024-2025 Global High School Investment Competition opens on June 17 and closes on September 13, 2024.

A timeline of the competition as well as a full list of key dates can be found on our Competition Dates webpage.


The full list of the competition deliverables can be found on the Deliverable webpage

Team Roles and Responsibilities

Team roles include advisors/educators, team leaders as well as team members. Full details about these roles and their corresponding responsibilities can be found on our Roles and Responsibilities webpage.

Case Study

The full details are available on the Case Study webpage.


The full 2024-2025  competition rules can be found on our Rules webpage. This includes details pertaining to student eligibility, teams, advisors, trading rules, as well as our Code of Conduct. Please carefully read through the webpage, as these rules are strictly enforced.

Placing Trades

All trading takes place on WInS (Wharton Investment Simulator). WInS is a web-based stock market simulation that allows students to apply the concepts of investments and portfolio management in a hands-on learning environment, while working with real-world data without risking real money.

Full details on WInS, placing trades and our trading deadlines can be found on our Placing Trades webpage.

Stock & ETF List

The full 2024-2025 stock and ETF list will be published on the Approved Stock & ETF List webpage, once available.

Judging and Evaluation

The full details about the 2024-2025 competition judges and the criteria for evaluation will be published on our Judging and Evaluation webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list answers for frequently asked questions regarding competition registration, the Wharton Investment Simulator (WInS), stock trades, and more can be found on our FAQ webpage.